SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, announced today that it is now certified in 12 IMS standards from IMS Global Learning Consortium. IMS is the open-governance, member-based standards organization that enables a plug-and-play architecture, providing an open foundation that empowers institutions to be more innovative in improving educational participation and attainment. With these certifications and recertifications, including Caliper Analytics™, Canvas continues to position itself as the leader in offering a truly open LMS platform.
"At Canvas, we've always been committed to open standards and driving education to improve interoperability and innovation. By securing these certifications with IMS, we've cemented our pledge," said Melissa Loble, the VP of platform and partnerships at Canvas. "We're excited to continue to offer our best-of-breed LMS to school districts and educational institutions around the world, and we're thrilled to be working with IMS to further our shared open standards mission."
Canvas has been closely involved in the development and dissemination of the IMS open standards as a contributing member since 2011. The Canvas team completed the certification and recertification process for 12 separate standards and worked collaboratively with each IMS Alliance community to ensure numerous facets of its platform met and exceeded certification quality.
The 12 certifications include:
Common Cartridge (CC) v1.0
Thin CC v1.3
Caliper Analytics v1.0
Question & Test Interoperability® (QTI®)
Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®)TI v1.0
LTI Outcomes Service
LTI Content Item Message
"Canvas has consistently shown its commitment to providing an open-standards-based platform that benefits instructors, students and teachers," said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. "The education community greatly appreciates the leadership of Canvas in obtaining the 12 conformance certifications, which continues to make that commitment tangible in terms of achieving the best possible and lowest cost integrations with hundreds of other IMS-certified products."
Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.